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Ch 16: Property Law: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Property Law chapter of this College-Level Introductory Business Law Help and Review course is the simplest way to master property law. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of property law.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering college business material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn college business topics. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding real property or working with personal property
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning business content (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about property law
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra business learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Property Law chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Property Law chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any property law question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Property Law unit of a standard college business course. Topics covered include:

  • Extent of ownership and real property
  • Interest in real property
  • Voluntary and involuntary property transfer
  • Intellectual property law
  • Patent or copyright infringement
  • Trade secrets and patent protection

16 Lessons in Chapter 16: Property Law: Help and Review
Real Property and Personal Property: Definition and Differences

1. Real Property and Personal Property: Definition and Differences

Much of business law deals with property. There are actually two different types of property: personal property and real property. This lesson explains the differences between these two types of property.

Extent of Ownership and Real Property: Air, Surface & Subsurface

2. Extent of Ownership and Real Property: Air, Surface & Subsurface

When you buy real property, you gain several different kinds of rights. You'll likely own a bundle of rights that includes more than just the surface area of the land. This lesson explains air, surface, and subsurface rights.

Interest in Real Property: Types of Estates

3. Interest in Real Property: Types of Estates

There are several different ways a party can own an interest in real property. There are possessory types of interests and non-possessory types of interests. This lesson explains the main types of real property ownership.

What is Voluntary Property Transfer? - Defining Title by Deed

4. What is Voluntary Property Transfer? - Defining Title by Deed

A conveyance happens when a property owner transfers property to a new owner. This is known as a voluntary property transfer, or title by deed. This lesson explains voluntary property transfers and title by deed.

Involuntary Property Transfer Case Study: Condemnation & Eminent Domain

5. Involuntary Property Transfer Case Study: Condemnation & Eminent Domain

Sometimes title to property transfers from one party to another without one party's consent. This is known as an involuntary property transfer. One type of involuntary property transfer is known as condemnation. The federal government has the power to condemn properties through its power of eminent domain. This lesson looks at a fairly recent Supreme Court case involving condemnation through eminent domain.

What is Intellectual Property Law? - Definition and Rights

6. What is Intellectual Property Law? - Definition and Rights

Intellectual property is a broad term that applies to many different types of original creations. Businesses use intellectual property law to protect innovative and marketable works created in someone's mind. This lesson explains this special type of property law.

Trademark Infringement: Laws and Penalties

7. Trademark Infringement: Laws and Penalties

Trademark infringement occurs when someone uses another's trademark without permission from that trademark's owner. There are various state and federal laws that protect trademarks. This lesson explains trademark infringement and the laws that cover trademark infringement.

Patent Infringements: Definition and Cases

8. Patent Infringements: Definition and Cases

Patent infringement is a complicated civil cause of action. There are many, various components to patent infringement. Generally, it's the use of a patented object without the patent owner's permission. This lesson explains patent infringement.

What is Copyright Infringement? - Understanding Copyright Law

9. What is Copyright Infringement? - Understanding Copyright Law

Copyright is a type of intellectual property right that protects certain original works. Copyright laws work to provide authors with exclusive rights to their works. Any unauthorized use could amount to copyright infringement. This lesson explains copyright law and copyright infringement.

Trade Secrets and Patent Protection: Protecting Intellectual Property

10. Trade Secrets and Patent Protection: Protecting Intellectual Property

A business must decide how to best protect its intellectual property. Sometimes that decision comes down to deciding between using trade secret or patent protection. This lesson explains the key differences between these two intellectual property protections.

Differences in Adverse Possession Between States

11. Differences in Adverse Possession Between States

Adverse Possession is one of the most complicated and interesting concepts in property law. Each state has established guidelines and regulations regarding when adverse possession entitles a trespasser to claim a property right to a particular piece of land.

What is Adverse Possession? - Definition, Law & Cases

12. What is Adverse Possession? - Definition, Law & Cases

In this lesson we will explore the legal theory of adverse possession. We'll explore the conditions that are required to be met and some of the ways landowners can protect themselves from it.

What Are Property Rights? - Definition, History & Examples

13. What Are Property Rights? - Definition, History & Examples

The definition of property rights sounds simple; however, there is a lot more to property rights than meets the eye. This lesson will provide definitions, some historical information, and examples to help you better understand this important topic.

What is Eminent Domain? - Definition, History & Examples

14. What is Eminent Domain? - Definition, History & Examples

In this lesson, we will learn about the meaning of eminent domain, the government's right to exercise the power of eminent domain and examples of eminent domain.

What is a Settlement Conference? - Definition & Examples

15. What is a Settlement Conference? - Definition & Examples

Opposing parties often hold a pre-trial meeting to solve their disagreements. A settlement conference is one of many procedures used to avoid a trial, and in this lesson, we will define these and provide examples.

Hit and Run Car Accident: Definition, Penalties & Laws

16. Hit and Run Car Accident: Definition, Penalties & Laws

In this lesson, you will learn about hit and run accidents. You will learn what is considered a hit and run, as well as the sanctions and penalties for the commission of this crime.

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